Category Archives: foreclosure crisis

Way Too Big to Fail Goes to Washington (Book Tour Day 3)

After a hiatus over the holidays, I return with Part IV of this five-part series on my experiences during a recent book tour to promote the release of Way Too Big to Fail: How Government and Private Industry Can Build … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling in Ibanez, Invalidates Postforeclosure Assignments and Assignments in Blank

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has issued its highly-anticipated opinion in the case of US Bank National Association v. Ibanez (and the related case of Wells Fargo Bank v. LaRace), bringing with it more bad news for the lending industry.  The … Continue reading

Posted in allocation of loss, assignment in blank, bondholder actions, chain of title, foreclosure crisis, investors, massachusetts, mortgage market, securitization, standing, Trustees, US Bank, Wells Fargo | 8 Comments

Streaming Audio of Bloomberg Radio’s Hays Advantage Segment Featuring Isaac Gradman Now Available

On October 22, 2010, I appeared Bloomberg Radio’s “The Hays Advantage” with Kathleen Hays to discuss issues facing RMBS investors in litigation against originators and underwriters.  A number of readers have asked me if a recording of the interview was … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomberg Radio, foreclosure crisis, investors, lawsuits, media coverage, putbacks, rep and warranty, repurchase, RMBS | 1 Comment

Mortgage Mess Causes Bank Stocks To Plummet

Bank stocks have taken a sharp hit this week as awareness regarding potential liabilities for faulty mortgages and foreclosures reaches critical mass. You can’t turn on the TV or open a newspaper these days without seeing reports on the recent … Continue reading

Posted in BofA, branch hill capital, foreclosure crisis, foreclosure moratorium, improper documentation, JPMorgan, liabilities, loss estimates, rep and warranty, repurchase, robo-signers, true sale | 4 Comments